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Take down the "Pussy Melter" Preset on TC Electronic Effects!

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This petition is to have TC Electronic take away the "Pussy Melter" tone print found on their Flashback Delay series in addition to all other Toneprints by the guitar player Satchel.

As a Female Guitarist, I'm shocked by the poor marketing decisions found on TC Electronics website for their signature sound from "Satchel" offensively named the "Pussy Melter". There is an entire page dedicated to this sound.

Here is the actual product description on their official website:

Pussy Melter TonePrint by Satchel

Wanna make a physical impact on your audiences, with an epic delay tone? Then Satchel’s got you covered! When we met up with Steel Panther’s oh-so-humble guitarist, he had only one condition: that the tone be as wet as the ladies on the front row! With “Pussy Melter” that’s exactly what you get: a delay tone, which perfectly nails that heavy metal lead tone, whilst simultaneously ensuring that the janitor ain’t going home early! So if glam rock guitar solos and wet floor signs are your idea of a good time, then “Pussy Melter” for Flashback Delay is definitely the TonePrint for you!

Not only is this description extremely vulgar and unnecessary, but TC Electronic went out of their way to actually pay someone to write a marketing description for this.

I can't imagine why a well-known company such as TC Electronic would feel that it’s ok to use such an offensive, obviously sexist, and outdated marketing technique to sell a product. In addition, why would they choose to support an artist such as Satchel.

This TC Electronic product promotes and implies the ideas that:

A) The guitar world is dominated by heterosexual males and marketing for guitars/guitar products should be aimed at these males

B) These males will decide to use their musical influence to sexually manipulate heterosexual women fans

C) That the guitar world is excluded from the professional boundaries enforced by society to ensure that no product offends, excludes, or harms a particular group of people.

I found this on the TC Electronic website , researching their products to write a review article. As a result, I declined this particular project due to the insensitive, backwards nature of the TC Electronic Page. Please help me get this removed from the TC Electronic Website and their products.

Thank you

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